Ultrasound is a technology that has been used for physiotherapy with high frequency sound waves that produces heat to under the skin at 2-5 cm. It is used to reduce pain, tissue inflammation, increase flexibility of joints in deep layers, reduce swelling and accelerate tissue repair Including the release of muscle spasms. However, choosing the setting level, frequency, and waveform physicians and physical therapists will determine the individual patient’s suitability.
Benefits of Ultrasound Therapy
Ultrasound used in physical therapy can be used to treat the following symptoms as follows:
- To reduce pain
- To increase the flexibility of the muscle
- To reduce the spasms of tissues and fascia
- To reduce swelling due to inflammation in the early stages
- To treat deep tissue areas providing maximum heat to bone, cartilage, ligament and muscle
- Can treat areas with metal
Which Symptoms Can Be Treated With Ultrasound Therapy?
Ultrasound waves are suitable for the treatment of recently injured tissues to accelerate the rebuilding process and reduce the duration of the inflammatory phase. The suitable symptoms for ultrasound treatment are as follows:
- Office Syndrome: It is a group of symptoms in the muscles and fascia (Myofascial Pain Syndrome) due to a pattern of work that uses the same muscle repeatedly for a long period of time.
- Knee Osteoarthritis: It is a disease caused by the degeneration of the cartilage of the knee joint in terms of shape, structure, function of joint bones and the bones near the joints wear and deteriorate with age.
- Tennis Elbow Disease: It is pain of the elbow when moving the elbow, when flicking the wrist up vigorously or when clenching things in the hand.
- Ankle Sprain: Injuries caused by stumbles, falls, twisted feet, sports or car accidents which may tear the ligaments of the ankle.
- Lower Back Pain: It is the pain in the back, tight back muscles or stiff in the back from the back of the rib to the lower part.
- Hip Flexor Nerve Symptoms (Piriformis Syndrome): It is a disorder of the nervous system and muscles. It occurs when the piriformis muscle in the buttock near the hip presses on the sciatic nerve resulting in pain in the buttocks spreading to the legs.
- Shoulder joint pain (Frozen Shoulder): It is a pain in the shoulder area resulting in inability to fully raise arms or fully cross back. The pain increases with movement. The most prominent symptom is the inability to move the shoulder joint and having pain when lying down.
- Finger lock (Trigger Finger): It is when the knuckle is painful or the finger is locked, unable to extend itself while the knuckle is moving.
However, the patient should be taking the physical examination by a physical therapist. or physician in detail to diagnose the disease and know the cause of the disease correctly in order to optimize the best treatment efficiency through the suitable treatment for each patient.
If you need consultation with a doctor about physical therapy, come down to PrimoCare Medical Clinic to receive advice from professionals. We have complete services from the physical examination including personal physical therapy. You can inquire or make an appointment in advance here.